Art Practice

Academic Qualification

Master of Fine Art (Research) RMIT University 2014-2018
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) Australia Institute of Education & Training 2016
Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies James Cook University 1995
Graduate Diploma of Education Melbourne University 1992
Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art Monash University 1988-1990

Professional Experience

Artist in Residence, Barossa Regional Gallery Nov 2023
Artist in Residence, Manyung Gallery Group, April 2022
Senior Advisor, Learning & Teaching RMIT University, 2017 - 2020
Deputy Head of School RMIT University, School of Art, 2014 - 2017
Program Manager RMIT University, School of Art, 2010 - 2014
Educator Developer GOTAFE 2008 - 2010
Course Coordinator GOTAFE 2003 - 2008

Selected Solo Exhibition

Brenda Colahan Fine Art, Sydney, 2022
Manyung Gallery, Strathmore, 2022
Site Eight, RMIT University 2018
Anita Traynor Fine Art Consultancy and Gallery 2017 
Victoria Gallery 2006
Artistry Galleries 2005
Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne 2003
Wangaratta Exhibition Gallery 1999
The Australian Embassy, KOREA 1998
Vagabonds Cafe, Brisbane 1998
University of Southern Queensland 1997
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery 1997
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Vacancies, City of Melbourne, 1994

Selected Group Exhibition

Nest, Brenda Colahan Fine Art, Sydney 2023
Affordable Art Fair with Manyung Gallery, Melbourne 2022, 2023
Affordable Art Fair with Brenda Colahan Fine Art, Sydney 2022, 2023
Brenda Colahan Fine Art, Sydney 2018-2022
Manyung Gallery Group 2018-2022
Levee Art Gallery, Maitland NSW, 2019-2021
Incognito Art Exhibition, Sydney 2021
Manyung Gallery, Flinders Gallery, Belinda Wilson & Colleen Guiney 2019
Manyung Gallery, Sorrento Gallery, Belinda Wilson & Tanya Wales 2019
The Other Art Fair (TOAF) Sydney 2018, 2019, 2021
20/20 Vision; 20 years - 20 women Brenda Colahan, Sydney 2018
Selections from the Higher Degree by Research, Project Space / Spare R
oom RMIT University 2018
Artists on the Move, Anita Traynor Fine Art/Kinross Arts Centre, 2016
Print Exchange RMIT University School of Art 2014-2017
The Muse Gallery, Milawa and Beechworth 2008 -2015
Agora Gallery, New York, USA 2010
Victoria Gallery, Melbourne 2006-2007
Artistry Galleries, Melbourne 2003-2005
Wangaratta Exhibition Gallery 2003
Shepparton Art Gallery 2002
Cellar Door Gallery, Mitchelton Winery, 2002
Qantas Lounges in conjunction with Wall Street Exchange 2000-2002
Regional Arts Victoria - Our Nation on Parade, Centenary of Federation - artists Belinda Wilson and Helen Brook 2000
IIl Min Museum, KOREA 2000
Goethe Institute, Beijing CHINA 1999

Grants, Prizes and Awards

Recipient - Barossa Valley Regional Gallery - Artist in Residency 2023
Finalist - Banyule Award for Works on Paper -  2023
Certificate of Artistic Excellence - Luxembourg Art Prize 2019 - 2022
Finalist - Omnia Art Prize 2022, 2023
Finalist - Maritime Art Prize 2007, 2020
Finalist - Collab with Gorman 2020
Honourable Mention - Art Olympia International Competition Tokyo  2019
Finalist - St Kevin's Art Prize 2017
Recipient - Vocational Education Innovation Fund, RMIT University 2015
Certificate of Leadership Excellence - Strategic Leadership Award, RMIT University 2014
Certificate of Leadership Excellence - Sally Leavold Award, RMIT 2013
Head of School Acknowledgement Award, RMIT University 2013
Outstanding Teacher/Trainer of the Year Award, RMIT University 2012
Finalist - Prometheus Visual Art Award 2009
Finalist - Toyota Artist Award, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, 2008
Recipient - Regional Arts Victoria Grant 2000
Recipient - Australia Korean Foundation Grant 1999

Commissions and Collections

M Stimpson, USA,
J and T Robinson, MELBOURNE,
G Kinsella, MELBOURNE,
V Rati, SYDNEY
J.P & Dutin - FRANCE
Perchar private collection AUSTRIA
The Australian Embassy KOREA
Villa Caletas COSTA RICA
Artistry and Victoria Galleries MELBOURNE